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8:40 PM ET, June 29, 2012


 Top News: 
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Were CNN & Fox News' mistakes on Supreme Court ruling part of ‘process journalism’?  —  We all know that CNN and Fox News mistakenly reported Thursday that the Supreme Court struck down the “individual mandate” part of the health care law.  How did this happen?  Who's responsible?  —  I blame Jeff Jarvis.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The scoop is dead and deserves to be  —  I was just asked about CNN's, Fox's, and others' screw-ups with the announcement of the Supreme Court health decision in the context of process journalism.  I disagreed with the characterization.  My response:  —  I could not disagree more strongly …
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Jon Stewart Ridicules CNN, Fox News For Getting Supreme Court Decision Wrong  —  Chief Justice John Roberts pulled a fast one on the media who tried to skim his decision today, as he argued that the individual mandate was unconstitutional before he declared it a tax.
Carl Sessions Stepp / American Journalism Review:
Time to Open Up the Supreme Court  —  Live audio and video coverage could help prevent debacles like the incorrect reporting on the health care decision.  Fri., June 29, 2012.  —  Carl Sessions Stepp (, AJR's senior editor, teaches at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN ‘looking into’ Supreme Court ‘mistake’  —  CNN Senior Vice President and Washington bureau chief Sam Feist sent a memo to bureau staff last night announcing that CNN was ‘looking into’ its inaccurate report about yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on healthcare.
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Who Was First? Who Cares?
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Murdoch's Decision  —  Rupert Murdoch long resisted any suggestion—be it from bankers or executives within News Corp. —that the media conglomerate spin off the company's newspaper assets, which had become a drag on the stock.  —  “I was hanging on, and so was the whole family,” …
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Even if News Corp. Divides, the Murdochs' Control Is Undiluted  —  Wall Street has cheered Rupert Murdoch's decision to separate News Corporation's underperforming newspapers from its lucrative entertainment assets.  —  But not all investors are happy.  —  When the company confirmed …
Discussion: The Daily Beast and Gawker
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Murdoch Praises News Corporation's Newspapers  —  Rupert Murdoch played offense on Thursday, embarking on a rare publicity campaign to extol the economic prospects of News Corporation's newspapers after announcing earlier that they would be spun off into a separate company.
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Mobile Ads Begin to Click  —  Majority of Revenue on Social Network Comes from Phones; One Advertiser Calls Results Staggering  —  Twitter Inc. is showing early signs of success selling advertising on mobile devices, an area that is bedeviling Internet companies including Facebook Inc. and Google Inc.
Shareen Pathak / AdAge:
YouTube Launches ‘Marketplace’ to Connect YouTube Stars and Brands  —  Pairing YouTube Partners With Advertisers and Agencies That Want to Create Viral Buzz  —  Agencies and marketers looking for the perfect YouTube star to appear in a viral video, your job just got easier.
allDAY /
Savannah Guthrie named co-anchor of TODAY  —  Savannah Guthrie has been named co-anchor of TODAY, it was announced Friday.  Guthrie joined TODAY as co-host of the third hour in June 2011 and also serves as TODAY's chief legal analyst.  —  “As soon as Savannah joined NBC News she was a standout …
Alessandra Stanley described old online tribute to Ann Curry as if it aired during ‘Today’ farewell
Discussion: Mediaite, Tampa Bay Times and Gawker
Aaron Gell / The New York Observer:
Ex-Nazi Twins Prussian Blue Confirm: Daily Mirror Ripped Off Murdoch's The Daily  —  No wonder they call it The Mirror!  —  On June 27, the Daily Mirror, a London-based tabloid, published a fascinating story about Lamb and Lynx Gaede, who several years ago fronted their own teen pop band …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Tumblr Introduces New Ad Product: Pinned Posts  —  Tumblr introduced a new ad product Thursday — one that enables users to pin their posts to the top of their followers' dashboards for 24 hours, thereby giving their content more exposure.  —  This is the fourth ad product Tumblr has rolled out since the beginning of the year.
Discussion: Adweek and The Inquisitr
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL Reorganizes Into Membership, Brand And Ad Units [Incl Armstrong's Memo]  —  After yesterday's $400 million share buyback, some more news today from our owners, AOL: it's reorganizing into three operating units, plus a separate one for corporate support of all three: they will be called AOL Membership …
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
Sony Closes Its Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing  —  7:38 p.m. |  Updated An investor group led by Sony closed its $2.2 billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing on Friday, creating a giant force in music publishing, the unglamorous but lucrative side of the music business that deals with songwriting rights.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Nickel-and-Diming?  More Magazines to Charge for Hotlinks in Tablet Edition Ads  —  $1,500 Fee Reflects the Production Process, Meredith Says  —  Another magazine company has decided to charge advertisers for something as small as a working hotlink in a tablet edition.
Discussion: WebProNews and eMedia Vitals
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